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 +====== Derrick Gordon ======
 +  * **Player**
 +  * **Seasons:​** [[season_2012-13|2012-13]] (redshirt), [[season_2013-14|2013-14]],​ [[season_2014-15|2014-15]]
 +  * **Number:** 2
 +  * **Position:​** G
 +  * **Height:** 6' 3"
 +  * **Weight:** 190 lbs.
 +  * **Hometown:​** Plainfield, NJ
 +  * **High School:** St. Patrick H.S.
 +  * **Prep School:** none
 +  * **Transfer From:** Western Kentucky
 +  * **Birthdate:​** December 12, 1991
  
 +===== At UMass =====
 +==== 2013-14 Redshirt Sophomore year ====
 +{{:​gordon_derrick_roster_photo_2013-14.jpg?​nolink|Roster photo 2013-14}}
 +
 +==== 2012-13 Sophomore year ====
 +  *[[http://​www.gazettenet.com/​home/​4723827-95/​gordon-games-umass-sitting|Gordon helping Minutemen from the sideline]] (2/26/2013)
 +  *[[http://​www.gazettenet.com/​home/​2570361-95/​bergantino-gordon-youtube-umass|Gordon,​ Bergantino put on YouTube show]] (10/​31/​2012)
 +  *Wearing jersey #2 in practice.((http://​www.gazettenet.com/​2012/​09/​19/​cady-lalanne-jesse-morgan-practice-tuesday-with-umass-men039s-basketball-team))
 +  *[[http://​www.gazettenet.com/​2012/​06/​29/​draft-has|NBA Draft has special meaning for UMass guard Derrick Gordon]] (6/29/2012)
 +  *Joined the team for the summer session, began practicing in summer workouts.((http://​www.umassathletics.com/​sports/​m-baskbl/​spec-rel/​060612aaa.html))((http://​www.gazettenet.com/​2012/​06/​07/​umass-men039s-basketball-nets-trio-of-newcomers-more-on-way))
 +  *Will take a redshirt year under NCAA transfer rules.
 +
 +Announced intention to transfer to UMass on May 4, 2012.((https://​twitter.com/#​!/​Derrick5Gordon/​status/​198501904945381377))((http://​www.gazettenet.com/​2012/​05/​05/​western-kentucky-guard-derrick-gordon-announces-he-will-transfer-to-umass))((http://​www.masslive.com/​umassbasketball/​index.ssf/​2012/​05/​western_ky_basketball_guard_de.html))
 +
 +===== Pre-UMass =====
 +==== 2011-12 Freshman year (WKU)====
 +{{ :​gordon_derrick_roster_photo_2011-12.jpg?​nolink&​|Roster photo 2011-12}}
 +
 +  * Helped WKU go from 9-18 / 5-9 to the Sun Belt Tournament Championship,​ to an NCAA Tournament "First Round" win, before falling to eventual national champion [[opponent_kentucky|Kentucky]].
 +  * Third Team All-Sun Belt selection.
 +  * Led team in scoring at 11.8 ppg (15th in Sun Belt), and rebounding at 6.7 rpg.  Rebounding average was 5th overall in Sun Belt, and highest amongst freshmen.
 +  * Second on team in assists (72), and fourth in steals (26).
 +  * Only WKU player to start all 35 games, played total of 1165 minutes. ​ Average of 33.3 mpg was 5th in Sun Belt, and highest amongst freshmen.
 +  * Became the first true freshman in WKU history to lead the team in scoring as he ranked third among first-years with 412 points.
 +  * Led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 17 times.
 +  * Scored 12 points [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205398555|against eventual national champion Kentucky (3/15)]], in the NCAA Second Round (round of 64).
 +  * In the NCAA Tournament First Round (opening round), tallied a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205397320|against Mississippi Valley State (3/​13)]]. ​ WKU trailed by 16 with 4:51 to play to complete the largest comeback with under five minutes to play in tourney history. ​
 +  * Hit a career-high 9 shots, tied his career-high of 25 points, and set a career-high with 15 rebounds, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205392058|against Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4)]].
 +  * Began Sun Belt Conference Tournament with a near-double-double,​ 9 points and 10 rebounds, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205391479|against Florida International (3/3)]].
 +  * Tied career high in assists (6), and scored 16, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205385892|against Arkansas State (2/23)]].
 +  * Came within one rebound of another double-double,​ with 16 points and 9 rebounds, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205382884|at South Alabama (2/18)]].
 +  * Notched another double-double,​ with 13 points and 12 rebounds, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205381559|against Florida Atlantic (2/16)]].
 +  * Scored 9, rebounded 7, and dished a career-high 6 assists [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205377223|at Middle Tennessee (2/9)]].
 +  * Scored 16 [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205368877|at Florida Atlantic (1/26)]].
 +  * Had 7-game stretch (12/17 - 1/12) of double-figure scoring, averaging 15.0 ppg.
 +  * In 7-game stretch (12/7 - 1/5), averaged 9.0 rebounds per game.
 +  * Hit a then-career-high 8 field goals, en route to 20 points, [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205359993|at North Texas (1/12)]].
 +  * Went for 20 and 9 [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205357026|against Louisiana-Lafayette (1/5)]].
 +  * Tallied first career double-double with 14 points and a then-career-high 13 rebounds [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205343769|at Southern Illinois (12/7)]].
 +  * Scored 14 (including 8-8 FT) [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205338886|against SE Louisiana (11/26)]].
 +  * Scored 12 (including 5-8 FG shooting) [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205338424|against VCU (11/23)]].
 +  * Grabbed 9 rebounds [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205335025|against Tulsa (11/17)]].
 +  * Started career off with a bang, with 25 points (including 16-18 FTs) and 8 rebounds [[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPID=2259&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205331898|against Saint Joseph'​s (11/11)]].
 +
 +==== Statistics ====
 +^  ^^^^^  Total  ^^^  3-Pointers ​ ^^^  ^^^  Rebounds ​ ^^^^  ^^^^^^^^
 +^Season^GP^GS^Min^Avg^FG^FGA^%^FG^FGA^%^FT^FTA^%^Off^Def^Tot^Avg^PF^FO^A^TO^Blk^St^Pts^Avg^
 +|2011-12 (WKU)|35|35|1165|33.3|126|343|.367|25|94|.266|135|196|.689|64|172|236|6.7|79|2|72|97|9|26|412|11.8|
 +|2012-13|Redshirt - transfer rules|||||||||||||||||||||||||
 +|Career|35|35|1165|33.3|126|343|.367|25|94|.266|135|196|.689|64|172|236|6.7|79|2|72|97|9|26|412|11.8|
 +
 +WKU accomplishments:​
 +  *Double-Doubles:​ 4, last vs Mississippi Valley State (3/13/2012)
 +  *20-plus Point Games: 4, last vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)
 +  *Double-figure Scoring: 21 times, last vs Kentucky (3/15/2012)
 +  *Double-figure Rebounding: 5 times, last vs Mississippi Valley State (3/13/2012)
 +  *10-plus Free Throws: once, vs Saint Joseph'​s (11/​11/​2011)
 +  *5-plus Assists: 3 times, last vs Arkansas State (2/23/2012)
 +
 +Expanded stats from [[http://​statsheet.com/​mcb/​players/​player/​western-kentucky/​derrick-gordon|StatSheet]]
 +
 +==== Career Highs ====
 +^ ^  with WKU  ^  with UMass  ^
 +|Points|25 - twice, last vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)| |
 +|Field Goals|9 - vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)| |
 +|Field Goals Att.|16 - twice, last vs Louisiana-Lafayette (1/5/2012)| |
 +|3-Point FG|4 - at North Texas (1/​12/​2012)| |
 +|3-Point FG Att.|6 - vs Tulsa (11/​17/​2011)| |
 +|Free Throws|16 - vs Saint Joseph'​s (11/​11/​2011)| |
 +|Free Throw Att.|18 - vs Saint Joseph'​s (11/​11/​2011)| |
 +|Rebounds|15 - vs Arkansas-Little Rock (3/4/2012)| |
 +|Assists|6 - twice, last vs Arkansas State (2/​23/​2012)| |
 +|Blocks|1 - 9 times, last vs Denver (3/5/2012)| |
 +|Steals|3 - twice, last vs Troy (1/7/2012)| |
 +|Minutes|42 - at Louisiana-Monroe (12/​29/​2011)| |
 +
 +==== Miscellaneous ====
 +  *Major is undeclared as of the start of the 2011-12 academic year.
 +  *Inked with WKU during the early signing period.
 +  *Committed to WKU during the summer following his sophomore year of high school.
 +  *High school teammates with Michael Gilchrist, who signed to play at Kentucky.
 +  *Member of the National Honor Society.
 +  *Selected WKU over interest from Auburn, Virginia, Rutgers, Indiana and Ohio State, among others.
 +
 +==== High School ====
 +  *Prepped at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., one of the top high schools in the country.
 +  *Rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.
 +  *Listed in Rivals.com’s prestigious Top 150 as the 105th-best high school senior in the country.
 +  *Named one of 10 rising high school seniors and 65th-best overall by recruiting service MaxPreps.com.
 +  *Started final three years of high school career.
 +  *Averaged 17.3 points, six rebounds and four assists per game as a senior in 2010-11.
 +  *Team won four-straight Union County Tournament championships and 32-consecutive games at one point over a two-year span.
 +  *Won state championship with St. Patrick in 2009.
 +  *Team went a combined 52-4 in final two seasons, including a 26-1 mark in senior season of 2010-11.
 +  *Made 38 three-pointers as a senior after sinking just four in junior campaign.
 +  *Named Union County Player of the Year, first-team all-state and first-team All-Union County after senior year.
 +  *Member of the National Honor Society.
 +  *Teammates with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,​ who played at Kentucky for former UMass coach [[calipari_john|John Calipari]]. ​
 +
 +===== Personal =====
 +  * Full name is Derrick Robert Gordon
 +  * Born Dec. 12, 1991 in Plainfield, N.J.
 +  * Son of Michael and Sandra Gordon
 +  * Has two brothers, Mike and a twin Darryl
 +  * Came out as gay in April 2014, becoming the first active Division 1 men's basketball player to do so.((http://​www.umassathletics.com/​blog/​2014/​04/​reaction-to-derrick-gordon-announcement.html))
 +
 +===== External Links =====
 +[[http://​www.umassathletics.com/​sports/​m-baskbl/​mtt/​derrick_gordon_819710.html|Official roster page from UMass Athletics]]\\
 +[[http://​www.wkusports.com/​ViewArticle.dbml?​SPSID=28997&​SPID=2259&​DB_LANG=C&​DB_OEM_ID=5400&​ATCLID=205185421&​Q_SEASON=2011|Official roster page from WKU Athletics]]\\
 +[[https://​twitter.com/​Derrick5Gordon|Twitter - Derrick Gordon]]
 +
 +{{tag>"​Players"​ "​Jersey # 2" "​Guards"​ "Born in 1991" "​Players from New Jersey"​ "​Transfers Incoming"​ "​Western Kentucky"​}}
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